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Monthly Archives: June 2021

Prisoner Azad Saeedi Denied Medical Care Amidst Hunger Strike

Iran Human Rights (IHR) – Azad Saeedi, a prisoner on hunger strike in Ward 2 of Bukan Prison is in “dire physical condition” according to close sources. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, 39-year-old Azad Saeedi has been on hunger strike since June 2. He is serving a 25 year prison sentence for drug-related charges and has spent …

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Iran: Shahin Mirkhani Executed on Drug-related Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- Shahin Mirkhani, a prisoner on death row for drug-related charges, has been executed in Shirvan Prison (North Khorasan). 38 people, including one woman, have so far been executed on drug-related charges in 2021. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a male prisoner was executed in Shirvan Prison on Sunday, June 6. His identity has …

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Rouhani lashes out at hardline media over criticism of US nuclear talks

Al-Monitor – Iranian and American negotiators continue to struggle to resolve differences over the US reentry into the 2015 nuclear deal. On Saturday, negotiators will begin their sixth round of talks in Vienna. According to Iranian media sources, it is unlikely that all the technical and legal aspects of the talks will be resolved in this latest round. Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas …

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Iran expects to restore oil output within month of US lifting sanctions

Al-Monitor – Iran will quickly scale up its crude oil output if US sanctions are lifted as part of a revived nuclear agreement between Tehran and world powers, a senior official at the National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) told state media outlets.  “If sanctions are lifted, the bulk of Iran’s output will be restored within one month, with full output restoration happening …

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Iran nuclear deal talks to resume in Vienna this weekend

Al-Monitor – As Iran gears up for a presidential election, negotiators will return to Vienna for the sixth round of talks this weekend aimed at reviving the landmark nuclear agreement, US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said on Wednesday. “I know that the negotiation will start again over this coming weekend,” Sherman said during a virtual event organized by …

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Female Baha’i Motorcycle Racer Jailed for Eight Years in Iran

Iranwire – Shahrzad Nazifi, an Iranian Baha’i and the first woman to hold an official rank in motocross and motorcycle racing in Iran, has been sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison by Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran. Nazifi’s lawyer Mohammad Hadi Erfanian Kaseb announced the sentence by Judge Imam Afshari on his Twitter account. He …

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Ex-Guards Fixer Jailed for Corruption Living Large in Prison

Iranwire – At a press conference on March 17 this year, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaeili announced that a former Revolutionary Guards member, Mahmoud Saif, had been sentenced to 30 years in prison, fines and refund of his education costs. The conviction was linked to a spiralling investigation into the Tehran-based Yas Economic Development Group, in the course of which a …

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U.S. to Iran: mess with IAEA monitoring and put talks on deal at risk

Reuters – The United States told Iran on Tuesday that it must let the U.N. atomic agency continue to monitor its activities, as laid out in an agreement that has been extended until June 24, or put wider talks on reviving the Iran nuclear deal at risk. The International Atomic Energy Agency and Iran reached a three-month agreement in February …

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Head of Lebanon’s Hezbollah says group is ready to go to Iran to seek fuel

Reuters – Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, head of the Iranian-backed armed Lebanese political group Hezbollah, said on Tuesday that it was ready to go to Iran to seek fuel to help Lebanon deal with a shortage. “We, Hezbollah, can go to Iran and negotiate with the Iranian government and buy shipments of fuel,” Nasrallah said. Lebanon is in the throes of …

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